Arca - Entrañas
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Based on 93 ratings
2016 Ratings: #100
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July 4, 2016 / Release Date
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Entrañas is the unnameable us, the fireworks and the semi-automatics. It seeks uncovering and discovers trauma. It is elegy and bruise, sound and echo. It screams in the face of silence.


It is darker than Mutant; it’s heavier and more unrelenting. 

Resident Advisor

Following two uneven albums for Mute, Ghersi returns to the mixtape format with Entrañas, which features some of his most arresting and unsettling work since &&&&&.

Consequence of Sound

Arca’s music can often come off as obtrusive, cerebral sounds with no clear entry point. Opposed to the restraint present in parts of Xen and Mutant, Entrañas is purely visceral, constantly obliterating conventions.

"Entrañas" is yet another unsettling, beautiful and cohesive effort that pushes the envelope for what Arca can do in terms of his own unique production technique.

Fav Tracks: Baby Doll, Think Of, Sin Rumbo, Fount, Cement Garden Interlude, Culebra, Torero

Least Fav Track: Pargo

one of the main reasons why arca is such an important name and figure within electronic music, and also one of the reasons why i'm so infatuated with music overall

entrañas is raw, sinister and twisted. it sounds like pure evil. it's manic and chaotic, once you're in, you can't stop until it's over. it's a decaying reality, filled with a cold, disorienting darkness that confuses you. startles you. scares you, to the core, and that's the point

through the glitches, the screams and ... read more
Much more unsettling, mysterious, compelling, and especially listenable than anything he's put out so far. With his otherworldly variety of sounds structured within a much shorter run time, it really seems to me that Arca excels the most as a mixtape/EP kind of artist. Though it's far from the best thing I've heard this year, Entrañas is the first release of Arca's that allows me to see him as one of the few artists today really stepping up to push electronic music forward.

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☆☆☆☆ — solid
Arca has proven on this project that he'll only get better with every release. Looking back on his mixtape &&&&&&, it's so impressive to see how much his sounds have improved since then. It's not that he's going to run out of ideas, it's that his sound will get more organic, unique, and real. Even if he did continue to use the same sound, it's such a distinct and specific sound to him that it doesn't really matter. He'll still be the only Arca out there, being the only ... read more
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#4/Tiny Mix Tapes

Track List

  1. Pérdida
  2. Torero
  3. Culebra
  4. Vicar
  5. Cement Garden interlude
  6. Baby Doll [ft. Mica Levi]
  7. Lulled
  8. Think of [ft. Mica Levi & Massacooraman]
  9. Clocked
  10. Pargo
  11. Turnt / ft. Total Freedom
  12. Girasol
  13. Fount
  14. Sin Rumbo
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Added on: July 4, 2016